Undergraduate Admission 

Freshmen & Transfer Students

Anna Maria College seeks to admit motivated students, who are academically prepared for a challenging yet rewarding educational experience.  Admitted students will benefit from our programs that integrate the liberal arts with strong career preparation.  In keeping with the College’s commitment to viewing each student as an individual, the admission process is personalized.  Each student’s application and supporting credentials are reviewed holistically.  Decisions are based on a review of the applicant’s secondary school program of study, grades earned, and teacher or counselor recommendation.  Additionally, the personal statement provides the applicant with the opportunity to share his or her thoughts about something of importance that may contribute to the decision.

Rolling Admission Policy: There is no specific deadline for the submission of an application for admission.  However, students are urged to apply early in their senior year in high school if applying for admission as a first year student.  Generally, students will apply around the end of the first quarter of their senior year.  It is preferable that applications be completed by the middle of March of the senior year.  Once complete, decisions will be made, typically within three to five weeks.  Some programs, including Nursing, may reach capacity early so applying by February 1st  is strongly recommended.

Freshmen Requirements

> Completed Application
   -  You can apply using the AMC Online Application or download the AMC application and mail it to the Admission Office. 
   -  Or, apply via the Common App: www.commonapp.org
> Non-refundable $25 application fee
  - Click here to pay the fee, ONLY IF YOU ARE NOT USING THE COMMON APP. If you are applying via the Common App,  
  the fee will be paid on the Common App site.  *If you are eligible, the application fee can be waived at any of the application sites.

> Official High School Transcript (Including First Quarter Senior Grades)

A Personal Essay on Any Topic of Your Choice

A Letter of Recommendation from a Counselor or Teacher

> Standardized Test Scores
(SAT or ACT scores are optional for all students.)
Our CEEB code is 3005.

Special Requirements for Art and Music Students
In addition to acceptance to Anna Maria College,  Art and Music students must be accepted into their chosen program by completing an art portfolio review or music audition. Please contact Amanda Elinoff at aelinoff@annamaria.edu or (508) 849-3450 for further information or to schedule your audition or portfolio review.
See Special Requirements


> Art/Graphic Design Portfolio Requirements
Audition Guidelines for Prospective Music Students*

* The school of Visual and Performing Arts will hold an audition day for prospective students interested in auditioning for the Music Therapy program during the fall semester on Monday, November 18, 2013.  Please contact Amanda Elinoff at 508-849-3450 or aelinoff@annamaria.edu to schedule an audition.  Students will have the opportunity to audition at any time during the spring semester as well by setting up an appointment.


Transfer Requirements

> Completed Application and Associated Fee     
All students must submit an Anna Maria College application and non-refundable $25.00 application fee.
Click here to pay the application fee.

You can apply online or download the application and mail it to the Admission Office                                                                   

> Academic Record
All transfer students must submit a final high school transcript. If students have completed ten or fewer college level courses, the high school record becomes an important part of the process. Transfer students must also submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities previously attended including courses currently in progress. The more college courses the student has completed, the greater the emphasis given to their college credentials.

> College Official's Report
Each applicant for transfer admission to Anna Maria College must submit the College Official's Report to the Dean of Students or other appropriate official at the college or university of current attendance. Please note that this form is NOT an academic reference and must be given to the college official charged with maintenance of disciplinary records. An applicant not currently enrolled should have this form completed by the appropriate official at the college or university last attended. 
Click here to download the form.

 Transferring Credits
Anna Maria College accepts transfer credits received from fully accredited colleges and universities. AMC will accept up to 75 transfer credit, and students must complete a minimum of 45 credits at Anna Maria College or within the Worcester Consortium of Colleges in order to earn a degree from AMC.

Read more about Transferring Credits
Anna Maria College accepts transfer credits received from fully accredited colleges and universities. AMC will accept up to 75 transfer credits and students must complete a minimum of 45 credits at Anna Maria College or within the Worcester Consortium of Colleges in order to earn a degree from AMC.

Anna Maria College generally grants transfer credit for courses taken at other colleges or universities that correspond to or are comparable with those offered at Anna Maria. Students must receive a grade of C or better to receive transfer credit. The final decision regarding credits acceptable for transfer to Anna Maria College is made by the appropriate Academic Department.

If you are accepted to Anna Maria College as a transfer student, you may request a preliminary transfer credit evaluation. Otherwise, you will be notified of your official transfer credits when you arrive on campus for new student orientation and meet with your academic advisor.

Class standing is determined based on the number of transfer credits awarded according to the following breakdown:

0-30 credits = first-year standing
31-60 credits = sophomore standing
61-90 credits = junior standing
91-120 credits = senior standing

(Page 10 Undergraduate 201012 catalog printed version) 
> Acceptance Reactivation for Transfers
Anna Maria College accepts transfer applications from students who have previously applied to the college and were accepted. You may reactivate your acceptance if you applied and were accepted within the last two years.
How do I reactivate my acceptance?

Please send an official note or email to the Admission Office stating that you would like to reactivate your acceptance and specify which semester you would now like to begin.

You will then need to submit the following information:

 Official college transcripts from all colleges attended

 Official final high school transcript, including your final senior grades and date of graduation, if you have not done so previously

 A personal statement explaining why you would like to transfer to Anna Maria College 

Your acceptance Status will be pending the receipt of the above documents and the satisfactory completion of college coursework to this point.

Admission to Anna Maria College is based on a rolling admission cycle. The Office of Admission accepts applications all year long. Students are required to have all information submitted and decisions made prior to the first day of classes each semester.

High School Preparation
The high school transcript is the most important credential used in evaluating an applicant. Anna Maria College suggests a brief list of College Preparatory Classes as the most appropriate high school preparation for its programs. 
View the list of College Preparatory Classes


College Preparatory Classes
4 units in English

3 units in Mathematics
2 units in Social Science
2 units in Foreign Language
1 unit in Laboratory Science


Advanced Standing/Placement
AMC students having no formal coursework to present for transfer may accelerate their individual programs by receiving advanced standing. The College provides several means by which students can accomplish this.
See Advanced Placement Options


AMC Placement Testing: Students may be eligible to take proficiency exams prepared by Anna Maria College academic departments to gain credit.
CLEP (College Level Examination Program): CLEP is a national standardized system for providing students with college credit.

Advanced Placement Tests: High school graduates with Advanced Placement Examination scores of three or higher should submit their score report for college credit.